Eighteen students and their teachers asked, basically, how, where and why we eat, spawning a group of projects on the full cycle of the contemporary food culture: from production to consumption and the final phase: producing waste and excrement – which, suggest curators Thomas Widdershoven, Marije Vogelzang and Jan Konings, “is the great revealer of a person’s health and culture”.
The complex theme is addressed from all possible angles. With the In Limbo Embassy project, Manon van Hoeckel acts as a spokesman for the silent plight of all refugees refused asylum (extreme rejects of today’s society). The designer proposes the blanket-symbol of refugee camps, worn with proudly and regally, the refugees’ thoughts (which will be collected in a book) and a small mobile embassy as ways for people to regain their dignity. A more playful approach appears in Jolene Carlier’s Popcorn Monsoon and a transparent-glass machine mixing three different smells. Meanwhile, Olivier van Herpt’s 3D printer was developed to print ceramic objects, controlling such a delicate and natural material as clay, formed of biological sediments.
April 14–19, 2015
Design Academy Eindhoven
via Crespi/via dei Canzi, Milano